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University of Bolton

Business Management (Specialisms - Business Accounting, Enterprise, HRM, Law, Marketing, Retail or Supply Chain Management) with Foundation

UCAS Code: N271

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:0,P:45

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

PPP

UCAS Tariff

48
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Management studies

Every organisation needs effective, knowledgeable and skilled managers. Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Business Management with Specialisms – with Foundation Year also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management – this impressive dual-award offers an excellent start to a career with global opportunities.

usiness management qualifications open doors and are considered essential whether you are looking to pursue a career in business, or achieve higher levels of responsibility in your current work.

Our BSc (Hons) in Business Management with Specialisms – with Foundation Year offers a strong grounding in an essential range of contemporary business management subjects combined with the opportunity to focus your studies in the final year.

The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of business and management alongside study skills development. It's designed to prepare you for degree level study.

Developing your employability is a key focus of this dynamic and flexible programme. Real-life case studies, guest speakers and industry visits are designed to help you to understand the business environment and the needs of employers in local, national and international contexts.

You can graduate with a general BSc (Hons) Business Management or choose one of our seven named pathways – Law, Enterprise, Finance, Supply Chain Management, People Management, Marketing or Retail. Graduates of all these pathways will also receive the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, and some of the pathway options offer you the chance to gain exemptions from further professional qualifications from institutes such as ACCA and CIM.

Modules

FOUNDATION YEAR:
You will study the following modules during your foundation year: Applied Business Finance; Academic Research Skills; Business in Practice; Digital and Applied Marketing; Key Academic Skills and World of Work.

LEVEL 1:
You will study the following modules: Professional and Academic Skills; Business Law; Business Environment; Contemporary Issues in Marketing; Information Systems & Big Data Analysis and People & Performance.

LEVEL 2:
Course you will study the following core modules: Business Management and Career Development (includes 200 hours work placement); Leading and Managing Teams; Project Management; Enterprise, Innovation & Creativity; and Financial Management & Decision Making.

LEVEL 3:
You will study the following two core modules: Strategic Management and Dissertation.

Depending on which specialism you choose to study you will also have to study the following modules:

Human Resource Management (HRM) - International HRM, Learning & Development and Work & the Employment Relationship.

Marketing - E Commerce & Contemporary Issues in Marketing, Global Consumer Behaviour and Integrated Digital Marketing Strategy.

Retail - Retail Operations, Global Consumer Behaviour and Integrated Digital Marketing Strategy.

Supply Chain - Strategic Information Management, Supply Chain & Global Logistics and Operations Management.

Law - Corporate Governance, Advanced Company Law and Work & the Employment Relationship.

Enterprise - Financial Reporting for Management, Advanced Company Law and E Commerce & Contemporary Issues in Marketing.

Business Accounting – Financial Reporting for Mangers, Professionals in Practice and Accounting & the Regulatory Framework.

General Business – any three modules from the lists above.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bolton

Department:

Business Management, Logistics and Retail

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
41%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate
284

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
79%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
7%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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